- a large African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or spotted with white.
Compare harnessed antelope.
Origin of bushbuck
Also called guib.
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Examples from the Web for bushbuck
Bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.In Africa</p>
John T. McCutcheon
But since the incident at the wind-up of the bushbuck hunt the estrangement had widened.The White Hand and the Black
They had left the main body to get up a bushbuck hunt on the banks of the Bashi.'Tween Snow and Fire
"Hartebeest, bushbuck and antelope," replied the explorer calmly.The Blind Lion of the Congo
"Oh, he is very cunning," answered the bushbuck, and ran off.Black Tales for White Children
C. H. Stigand
- a small nocturnal spiral-horned antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of the bush and tropical forest of Africa. Its coat is reddish-brown with a few white markings
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